Every Step of the Way

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15‭-‬16 NIV

On my morning walks I have been greatly enjoying watching one little brood of ducklings growing up as they waddle along with all their might after their mom. Their eager footsteps remind me of one of choruses we used to sing. “This is the Day that the Lord Has Made”. That was a song we sang with enthusiasm and hand clapping, focusing on the following line, “we will rejoice and be glad.” part of the verse. But even though we sang the words, usually we went out and lived the rest of the day, oblivious as to whom it truly belonged. We easily forgot that the day was not ours. When we just, “seize the day” as one popular saying urges us to, we will find ourselves on a pathway alone. That is because every day, not just the one we call, “The Lord’s Day” belongs to Him. Until He has redeemed it, we will miss His purpose. Until we put our time into His hands, we will miss the wisdom of my little web-footed friends, of following Jesus every step of the way!

This is The Day

One of our favorite verses in memory care is Psalm 118:24. I tell my friends that when the doctor asks them “What day is it today?” that they simply need to answer, “This is the day that the Lord has made!” So, when I finished working on my new song, ” This is the Day.” I felt it would be only right to record it with my friends at Sunshine Home this morning. I hope you will like this simple song and that it will lift your spirits today. With all that is going on in our country and our world it is a great encouragement for us to know that – “This is the day that the Lord has made!”

This is the Day

That is the day When the angels sang out
As shepherds watched over their sheep
So they hurried to find - down in Bethlehem town
The Babe in a manger asleep

This is the day that the Lord has made
Let us be glad and rejoice
This is His day – Yes this is His day
Yes this is the day that He made

And when they were hungry Jesus took the five loaves
And gave thanks then He gave them away
And the miracle happened as it passed hand to hand
And five thousand were fed on that day

This is the day that the Lord has made
Let us be glad and rejoice
This is His day – Yes this is His day
Yes this is the day that He made

Then on the night in dark Gethsemane
When Jesus knelt and He prayed
And He carried the Cross to the top of the hill
Yes this – Yes this is the day

When He carried His cross to the top of the hill
And then in the grave He was laid
Till on Sunday morn when the He rose from the dead!
Yes this is the day The Lord made!

This is the day that our God has made
Let us be glad and rejoice
This is His day – Yes this is His day
So to Jesus we lift up our voice

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24 KJV

This is the Day by Peter Caligiuri copyright 2022
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Mother’s Day Hymns

This will be a Mother’s Day unlike any other at Nursing Homes around the nation. No special family visits, no taking mom out to eat or even bringing her flowers. In our community we will be able to do a drive by parade (Thank God the weather is nice). We will have signs to wave and we’ll honk our horns to honor all those moms now in isolation for almost two months. Here is a short video I made this week to send into the various homes where I used to be able to visit. God bless all of you moms out there. This is your special day!